Edinburgh 2029: Here's what the council want the city centre to look like in the future

Edinburgh Council have released a series of artist's impressions of what they see their plans for the future of the city centre.

Friday, 10th May 2019, 14:58 pm
Artist's impressions have been released by Edinburgh City Council

The plans include: the pedestrianisation of Waverley Bridge and parts of the Old Town, the extension of the tram route to create a 'loop' around the city and installing lifts to make it easier to get to the Capital's different levels, among many other things. These are the artist's impressions released, which give you a flavour of how things could look in 2029:

Potential tram connecting Haymarket and Nicolson Square. Road space reallocation - increased pavements and reduced number of traffic lanes.
Wayfinding to Haymarket and Old Town. Cycle Hub
Ground floor activities benefit from widened pavements. New trees and improved publc realm in Forrest Road,

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Potential new tram connecting Nicolson Square and Haymarket
Improvement of public realm and connection with Middle Meadow Walk across Lauriston Place
Street closed to private vehicle movement and removal of on-street car parking. Public realm improvements - continuous surface for accessibility and ease of movement.
New green link along Lothian Road that connects the Meadows with Princes Street gardens. Safe cycle routes. Road space reallocation - increased pavements and reduced number of traffic lanes
Public realm improvements - square maximising the location opportunities. Community urban gardens in High Riggs Street
Rationalisation of bus stops and removal of excessive clutter. Improvement of public realm and connection between Castle Road and Princes Street Gardens.
Seating and greening opportunities in Princes Street and the New Town. Reactivation of public realm along Princes Street and Castle Road
Street closed to private vehicles and removal of on-street parking. Continuous surface for accessibility and ease of movement. New vertical link from Market Street to St Giles Street next to The New Steps